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unit came home from iraq. and ktvu's rita williams was there when they arrived at moffet field in mountain view. >> reporter: the plane that landed at moffet field could not contain them any longer. >> welcome. >> welcome home. >> reporter: enthusiastic soldiers came spilling out some making it clear what joys of home they had missed. >> thanks baby, i'm back. >> reporter: but what these members of the california national guard returning after 10 months in iraq wanted most was waiting at the national guard armory in san mateo. >> she was sitting up when i left and now she's walking and running around and talking. >> reporter: these 60 soldiers are part of the 297 medical company. >> it's stressful out there. people dealing with rockets, bombs, issues at home. >> i'm a medic so i have to work in the hospital. i drove the ambulance around and got to help people. >> reporter: after a brief taste of what's to come they had one more separation from their families. >> the only thing between -- i'm the only thing between you and your family so we're going to give you the shortest brie
was not a sport it was a means for waging war. in 2001, ktvu's bob mackenzie brought us the story of the legendary tenth mountain division. >> reporter: in their time they were legendary soldiers. the men of the tenth mountain division could ski, climb mountains, use stealth and hit hard and fast. >> i think it was the best fighting force, it was the only fighting force that i experienced and i can't imagine any fighting force being any better. >> reporter: 60 years later some of the tenth mountaineers get together. sometimes they tell war stories sometimes as a way as exorcises the ghost. >> when we passed him, his brains were just laying out on the ground it was a horrible sight. >> reporter: in 1939 at the outbreak of world war ii, adolph hitler began conquering the nations one by one. when president roosevelt enforced the idea of the fighting force the newly formed tenth mountain division began to train. most were college men already skiers or mountain climbers, athletes by inclination and many had the naive idea that the training was going to be fun. >> you had to learn to cope with the altit
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